Advertisements Image Credit In 1988, Congress’ Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) reported the “most promising current uses and demonstrations” (pp.12-13) for computers: Drill and practice to master basic skills. Development of writing skills. Problem solving Understanding abstract mathematics and science concepts. Simulation… Read More ›
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Advertisements Image Credit Is innovation a democratic process? Innovate: to introduce something new; make changes in anything established. (reference) In Disrupting Class, author Clayton Christen informs school boards that introducing digital learning into schools may be hampered by purposeful democratic processes that are part of schools’ cultures…. Read More ›
Advertisements Image Credit In the May 21 issue of Forbes, the article “Thrifty Does It,” describes how Christian Gheorghe Hates started a billion dollar company with a shoestring budget. School leaders tell their communities that they must do more with… Read More ›
Advertisements Image Credit With technology in schools nothing has changed. Several years ago, I performed some original research about technology in schools (reference). While this study occurred in a limited scope with a few school districts and I stated it… Read More ›
There is some great open source software for web browsing, word processing, spreadsheets, image editing, and operating systems, among others. Schools should strongly consider the implementation of this software over paid software.